Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Hydraulic Assessment of Notched River Training Structures on a Portion of the Lower Mississippi River Using the Adaptive Hydraulics Model
by Howe, Edmund, M.S., Mississippi State University, 2017, 359; 10275634
Abstract (Summary)

River training structures are widely used to create and maintain navigable waterways, to restore rivers and channels in a more stable condition, to promote environmental benefits, and to protect people and infrastructure from damages or floods. Few historical datasets on the changes and impacts in secondary waterbodies resulting from notched river training structures are available for the Lower Mississippi River. Access to the notched training structures on the Lower Mississippi River remains difficult and inhibits data collection for monitoring efforts. This increases the need for alternative methods such as numerical models for assessing the performance of the notched training structures. A quasi-three-dimensional Adaptive Hydraulics model was assembled and used to provide a hydraulic assessment of seven notched river training structures in the Lower Mississippi River. The hydraulic assessment of the notches included assessing the impacts to navigation, the long-term trends, and the potential for aquatic wildlife habitat diversity.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ramirez, John, Martin, James
Commitee: Gaines, Roger
School: Mississippi State University
Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
School Location: United States -- Mississippi
Source: MAI 56/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Engineering, Civil engineering
Publication Number: 10275634
ISBN: 9780355142242
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